Yahoo Public 27401 (ID# 27401)
  • Cam Fowler learns a lot sitting one game
    Cam Fowler needed only one game in the press box to figure out his game.

    Advice: Fowler picked up a couple of assists on Thursday after being a healthy scratch on Tuesday. "No one likes to sit and watch from the stands when you feel like you can go out there and help your team," Fowler said. "I think I kind of fallen into a habit of kind of just letting the game come to me instead of being aggressive and using my skating ability. When I do that, I feel like that’s when I’m most effective. I needed to get back to doing that." The 23-year-old blueliner has seven goals and 33 points this season and should reach the 40 point mark in 2015-16. Draft him accordingly.
    43 minutes ago
  • Frederik Andersen says he is back
    Frederik Andersen stated that he was back to his early form after Thursday's win over Boston.

    Advice: Andersen was a top-five goalie before he injured his neck on February 8 and had been sharing the net with John Gibson since his return on March 4. "I think yesterday was the first time I’ve been back and even though they scored on a bad rebound, I still felt like I was seeing the puck the whole game," Andersen said Friday. "Especially through traffic, I was battling really hard and having a (expletive) you mentality. They can’t screen me or they can’t shoot around me. Excuse my language but that was kind of how I felt. Just having your old demeanor back." He is now 32-11-5 with a 2.41 GAA and a .913 save percentage. You can confidently play him again in fantasy hockey.
    46 minutes ago
  • Brandon Dubinsky back in action
    Brandon Dubinsky (upper body) returned to action on Friday.

    Advice: The Blue Jackets won 5-2 but Dubinsky was a minus-one with nary a point in the game. He played 16:51 after missing 10 days. Dubinsky has nine goals and 25 points in 36 games this season. Put him back in your lineup.
    Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Andrew Miller scores first NHL goal on PS
    Andrew Miller scored his first career NHL goal on Friday night when he put the puck past Kari Lehtonen on a third period penalty shot.

    Advice: Pretty exciting stuff for the 26 year old forward who was in his fifth career NHL game. He now has three points during his time with the Oilers.
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Roy capitalizes on Goligoski error, nets goal
    Derek Roy added his 12th goal of the season during Edmonton's 4-0 win over Dallas on Friday night.

    Advice: Roy capitalized on Alex Goligoski's failure to handle Jyrki Jokipakka's pass, allowing Roy to swoop in and put one home. Roy now has goals in consecutive games, and four points over his last five games. He has 11 goals and 21 points in 39 games since joining the Oilers.
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Eberle adds to team lead in points in victory
    Jordan Eberle scored Friday night's opening tally just 33 seconds into the game en route to a 4-0 win over Dallas.

    Advice: Eberle scored on an awkward play where it seemed as though Dallas turned the puck over at center ice, and then failed to pick up Eberle as he was open in front of Kari Lehtonen between three defenders. Either way Eberle got himself open for the chip-in goal served up by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, his 22 of the season. He continues to lead the team with 60 points this season.
    Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Benoit Pouliot nets goal, assist in 4-0 win
    Benoit Pouliot scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 4-0 win over Dallas.

    Advice: Pouliot's goal was exemplary of how hard the Oilers worked on Friday night. Justin Schultz started it off with a dump-in, where Taylor Hall deftly lifted Patrik Nemeth's stick behind the net, and found Pouliot for the tap-in across the crease. Pouliot now has points in consecutive games, and has scored in four of his past five games for a combined five assists and six points during that span. He now has 17 goals and 30 points in 51 games this season.
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Richard Bachman records second career shutout
    Richard Bachman made all 29 saves and recorded his second career shutout in Friday night's 4-0 victory over his former club, the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: It was also his first career victory over the Stars. Bachman was simply sensational all night along, and came through on all three of Dallas' power plays as well. Backman's record improves to 1-2-0 in five games this season with just 12 goals against on 111 combined shots.
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen let down by bad D, allows four
    Kari Lehtonen had a tough night, making just 24 saves in Friday night's 4-0 loss to Edmonton.

    Advice: Lehtonen didn't have a good night, and he was even beaten on a penalty shot that didn't feature a deke. But his defense was out-worked in the defensive zone all night long as well, and it showed on the scoreboard. Lehtonen's record drops to 33-15-10 with a .907 save percentage and a 2.84 GAA.
    Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Paul Byron will indeed dress vs. Wild
    After missing the last 17 games due to a lower body injury, Paul Bryon will return to the Flames lineup on Friday versus the Wild.

    Advice: Byron has posted six goals, 18 points, and 100 hits over 56 games this season.
    Yesterday, 5:00 pm
  • Paul Byron to dress after 17-game absence
    Paul Byron is expected to dress for the first time in 17 games on Friday night against the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Byron hasn't played since Feb. 16th with a lower body injury. He's posted six goals, 18 points, and 100 hits over 56 games this season.
    Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Paul Byron (LBI) removed from IR list
    Paul Byron (lower body) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

    Advice: Byron has six goals and 18 points in 56 games this season. He hasn't played since Feb. 16 because of the injury.
    Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen to start vs. Oilers on Friday
    Kari Lehtonen will get the start against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.

    Advice: Lehtonen comes in with a 33-14-10 record, a .908 save percentage and a 2.82 GAA through 61 games this season. However he also owns just 28 Quality Starts against nine Really Bad Starts. Lehtonen is 12-3-1 record with a .927 save percentage and a 2.23 GAA in 17 career starts versus Edmonton.
    Yesterday, 2:59 pm
  • Richard Bachman to start vs. Stars on Friday
    Richard Bachman will get the start against the Dallas Stars on Friday night.

    Advice: Bachman will be making just his second start and fourth appearance for the Oilers this season. He sports a 1-0-2 record with 12 goals against on 82 combined shots. Unfortunately he hasn't had a good season with AHL Oklahoma City, going 26-19-6 with a .908 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA through 52 games this season.
    Yesterday, 2:52 pm
  • Carl Gunnarsson (UBI) is good to return
    Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) will rejoin the Blues on Saturday.

    Advice: Gunnarsson missed two games due to the ailment. He has two goals and 12 points in 55 contests in 2014-15. Look for him to be paired with Alex Pietrangelo.
    Yesterday, 10:13 am
    5:00 pm vs Cls
  • Brandon Dubinsky (UBI) might be back Friday
    Brandon Dubinsky (upper body) took part in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Dubinsky has missed four straight games because of the injury. He's being penciled in for Friday's game against Chicago though. He has nine goals and 25 points in 38 contests in 2014-15.
    Yesterday, 8:01 am
  • Ryan Murphy scores a goal against Penguins
    Ryan Murphy found the back of the net in a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Murphy has three goals and 11 points in 29 contests in 2014-15. He has enough offensive upside to make him worth keeping on your radar going into the 2015-16 campaign.
    Yesterday, 7:54 am
  • Maple Leafs bring up T.J. Brennan
    Toronto has recalled T.J. Brennan.

    Advice: He has played in three games with the Maple Leafs since being reacquired from Chicago. Brennan has no points, seven shots and a minus-5 rating over that span.
    Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • Cam Fowler picks up two assists vs. Boston
    Cam Fowler had two assists in Anaheim's 3-2 overtime win against Boston.

    Advice: Fowler responded nicely to spending Tuesday's game in the press box. He has seven goals and 33 points in 74 contests in 2014-15.
    Yesterday, 7:41 am
  • Vladislav Namestnikov scores Thursday vs. NSH
    Vladislav Namestnikov scored a goal in Thursday's loss to Nashville.

    Advice: He has seven markers and 13 points in 36 games with the Lightning this season. He's still up with team on an emergency basis because of an injury to Brenden Morrow. Tampa Bay got Cedric Paquette back on Thursday, but they wanted to keep Namestnikov around.
    Yesterday, 7:27 am
  • Frederik Andersen gets job done vs. Boston
    Frederik Andersen made 27 saves on 29 shots to lift the Ducks past the Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night.

    Advice: Andersen improved to 32-11-5 on the year with a .913 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average. The 25-year-old has slowed a bit in March with a 3-3 record, but has not lost his starting role to John Gibson at this point.
    Thursday, 10:26 pm
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson helps Yotes beat Sabres
    Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a goal and an assist to help Arizona defeat Buffalo 4-3 in overtime in a battle between the league's bottom two teams.

    Advice: Ekman-Larsson now has seven points in his past four games, making for 40 points so far this season on the lowly Coyotes.
    Thursday, 9:50 pm
  • Fowler in, Wisniewski out on Thurs. for Ducks
    Cam Fowler will get back into Anaheim's lineup on Thursday against Boston.

    Advice: He was a healthy scratch on Tuesday versus Columbus. James Wisniewski is expected to be in the press box to make room for him.
    Thursday, 2:56 pm
  • Frederik Andersen will start vs. Bruins THU
    Frederik Andersen will get the start in Thursday's game against Boston.

    Advice: Andersen is coming off a brutal performance in which he allowed three goals on seven shots against the New York Rangers. The 25-year-old is struggling a little bit of late. He has just one win in his last four decisions for the Ducks. Andersen has a 31-11-5 record with a 2.42 goals-against-average and .913 save percentage.
    Thursday, 2:34 pm
  • Namestnikov sticking around with Lightning
    Vladislav Namestnikov will stay up with the Lightning for now.

    Advice: He is up with the big club on an emergency basis and has played well. Namestnikov has three goals and five points in his last nine outings. If Tampa Bay wants to keep him on the roster then the team will need to use the third of four alotted post-deadline recalls.
    Thursday, 9:45 am
  • Jordan Eberle has points in 8 of last 9 games
    Jordan Eberle scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-3 victory over Colorado on Wednesday.

    Advice: Eberle has recorded at least a point in eight of his last nine games. He has 21 goals and 59 points in 73 contests this season.
    Thursday, 6:25 am
  • Andrew Miller gets his first two NHL points
    Andrew Miller recorded his first two career points in a 4-3 win over Colorado Wednesday night.

    Advice: Miller was playing in his fourth NHL game. The 26-year-old has 25 goals and 56 points in 58 AHL contests in 2014-15. He would be worth keeping an eye on if he landed an opening day roster spot next season, but we wouldn't count on that happening.
    Thursday, 6:23 am
  • Kari Lehtonen makes 31 saves in Stars win
    Kari Lehtonen turned aside 31-of-34 shots in a 4-3 SO win over Calgary on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lehtonen has won four straight games and seven of his last eight starts in a very nice stretch of play the Stars. His numbers haven't great on the season with a very pedestrian 2.82 goals-against-average and .908 save percentage in 61 games. He has compiled a pretty nice 33-14-10 record thanks to some good goal support. He is a good start in daily fantasy formats but it is unlikely any of his owners in season long pools made a run at the fantasy playoffs unless he was a secondary option.
    Wednesday, 10:30 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen to start in goal Wednesday
    Kari Lehtonen will get the start in goal Wednesday night versus the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: Lehtonen will make his eighth consecutive start and his 61st overall start of the season Wednesday. He will look to improve to 33-14-10, but despite his excellent record, his underlying stats have not been solid with a 2.82 goals-against-average and .907 save percentage; both good for 33rd best in the NHL. However, in his only previous start versus Calgary this season, he was able to earn the win making 21 saves on 22 shots.
    Wednesday, 2:16 pm
  • Carl Gunnarsson should return this weekend
    Carl Gunnarsson didn't play Tuesday, but coach Ken Hitchcock said he should be back this weekend.

    Advice: He took part in the team's morning session before sitting out a second straight game with an upper-body injury.
    Wednesday, 8:52 am
    5:00 pm vs Cls
  • Ekman-Larsson picks up two assists in win
    Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up two assists during Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings.

    Advice: Ekman-Larrson's big season continued as he also contributed four shots, three hits, a block, a takeaway in over 30 minutes of ice time. Which included over eight minutes spent on special teams. Ekman-Larsson now 18 assists and 38 points this season.
    Tuesday, 11:28 pm
  • Cam Fowler will be a healthy scratch Tuesday
    Cam Fowler will be a healthy scratch against Columbus on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Ducks are shaking things up after suffering a 7-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Sunday. "With the luxury that we have with eight premium NHL defensemen, sometimes something like this is going to happen," Fowler said. "It's on the individual. It's on myself. It's because of my play recently. As hard as it is to say, it’s just the honest truth." He has seven goals and 31 points in 73 games this season.
    Tuesday, 3:38 pm
  • Carl Gunnarsson will be a game-time call
    Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

    Advice: He sustained an upper-body injury in Saturday's game versus Minnesota. Coach Ken Hitchcock said on Monday that Gunnarsson was feeling better.
    Tuesday, 7:48 am
    5:00 pm vs Cls
  • Kari Lehtonen hangs on for 32nd win of season
    Kari Lehtonen hung on to make 25 saves with a 4-3 win over the Sabres on Monday night.

    Advice: For once, Lehtonen can be let off the hook for what may otherwise look like a poor effort. Brian Gionta was accredited with the Sabres' second goal after the puck ping-ponged off multiple bodies and in. And Matt Moulson finished off a Tyler Ennis shot that popped straight up off the cross-bar, and sat on the goal line. The win improves Lehtonen's record to 32-14-10 with a .907 save percentage and a 2.82 GAA.
    Monday, 11:14 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen between the pipes Monday
    Kari Lehtonen will be between the pipes in Monday’s contest with the Buffalo Sabres.

    Advice: This should be a favorable matchup for Lehtonen as he takes on a feeble and injured Sabres team Monday night. Lehtonen carries an impressive 31-14-10 but an underwhelming 2.82 goals-against-average and .908 save percentage in 59 games played. He has not face Buffalo this season but in 15 career games played versus them, Lehtonen has a 8-4-2 record, 3.02 GAA, and .900 save percentage.
    Monday, 2:24 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen has been superb this month
    Kari Lehtonen has been red hot of late.

    Advice: He's posted a 5-1-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in his past six outings. "If I could tell you, I would have fixed it four months ago," coach Lindy Ruff said when asked what has changed. "But I think it's the combination of the team playing better in front of him, and getting himself on a little bit of a roll. Everything sort of feeds off each other." Ruff has been critical of Lehtonen's play during the 2014-15 campaign, but he doesn't have anything bad to say lately.
    Monday, 11:38 am
  • Vladislav Namestnikov gets 2 points v. Bruins
    Vladislav Namestnikov notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-3 win over Boston.

    Advice: He has three goals and five points in his past eight games and 12 points in 34 appearances with the Lightning this season. Namestnikov skated with Ryan Callahan and Valterri Filppula for most of the match.
    Monday, 9:47 am
  • Paul Byron (LBI) is doubtful Monday
    Paul Byron (lower body) wasn't on the ice Sunday.

    Advice: "There's still pain, and the medical staff felt it was better he didn't go on the ice," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. Byron is expected to miss Monday's game as a result. He has six goals and 18 points in 56 contests in 2014-15.
    Monday, 6:10 am
  • Ekman-Larsson scores 20th goal in loss to VAN
    Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored Arizona's only goal in their 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

    Advice: Ekman-Larsson's first period goal tied the game at one. That scoreline held until the final five minutes of the third period when Vancouver scored twice. The 23-year-old now has 20 goals and 36 points in 73 games this season. He has been one of the few bright spots for Arizona this season. He becomes the first player in franchise history to reach the 20-goal mark since Phil Housley and Fredrik Olausson did so for the Winnipeg Jets in 1991-92.
    Sunday, 7:50 pm
  • Frederik Andersen pulled in blowout loss v NY
    Frederik Andersen was pulled in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Rangers after he allowed three goals on seven shots.

    Advice: The Ducks scored two goals in the first period, but they still trailed 3-2 at the first intermission. The 25-year-old was pulled after just 10:16 of action. Andersen's record falls to 31-11-5 with a 2.42 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage in 49 games this season. John Gibson replaced Andersen but he didn't fare much better.
    Sunday, 7:40 pm
  • Frederik Andersen to start vs. Rangers on Sun
    Frederik Andersen will get the start against the NY Rangers on Sunday night.

    Advice: Andersen comes in with a 31-10-5 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.36 GAA through 48 games thus far. He also owns 29 Quality Starts against eight Really Bad Starts this season. Andersen has faced the Rangers just once previously, making 32 saves in a 2-1 win back in November of 2013.
    Sunday, 2:33 pm
  • Carl Gunnarsson leaves game with UBI
    Carl Gunnarsson left Saturday's game against the Wild in the second period with an upper-body injury.

    Advice: Gunnarsson has already missed time because of a hip injury and a concussion this season. It's unclear how long the Blues expect him to be out but they will probably take the proper precautions with the playoffs right around the corner.
    Sunday, 7:43 am
    5:00 pm vs Cls
  • Jordan Eberle extends point streak to 7 games
    Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist in Edmonton's 5-4 overtime win over Philadelphia.

    Advice: That extended Eberle's point streak to seven contests. He has 20 goals and 58 points in 71 games in 2014-15.
    Sunday, 6:38 am
  • Ryan Murphy nets a goal vs. Rangers
    Ryan Murphy scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.

    Advice: Murphy has two goals and 10 points in 27 contests in 2014-15. He's worth keeping in the back of your mind because he should have some fantasy value in a couple years.
    Sunday, 6:14 am
  • Lehtonen makes 33 saves for fifth shutout
    Kari Lehtonen blanked the Blackhawks with 33 saves in the Stars’ 4-0 win Saturday night.

    Advice: Lehtonen has been very sharp lately, winning five of his past six games, while giving up one goal on 65 shots in his past two games. On the year, he has a 2.82 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. He has five shutouts.
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen to start v Hawks Saturday
    Kari Lehtonen will get the start Saturday night against Chicago.

    Advice: He was first off the ice Saturday morning at the Stars' practice. Lehtonen is coming off a strong 31-save, 2-1 win over the Penguins on Thursday. As he is very inconsistent, we would sit Lehtonen against a talented and deep Chicago team.
    Saturday, 10:46 am
  • Brandon Dubinsky could return Tuesday
    Brandon Dubinsky (upper body) may be ready for Tuesday's game against Anaheim.

    Advice: He is on the mend from an upper-body injury and isn't expected to play Saturday against Calgary.
    Saturday, 7:23 am
  • Andersen helps lead Ducks to first overall
    Frederik Andersen stopped 22 pucks in Friday night's 3-2 overtime win over the Avalanche. The Duck have now taken over the top of the table league wide.

    Advice: Andersen probably wants Ryan O'Reilly's short-handed goal back as Andersen was beaten on a straight breakaway on a simple lateral move. But the netminder was solid all night long, helping to stymie the Avalanche. The win improves his record to 31-10-5 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.36 GAA.
    Friday, 10:20 pm
  • Frederik Andersen to start vs. Avalanche
    Frederik Andersen will get the start versus the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

    Advice: Andersen sports a 30-10-5 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.37 GAA through 47 games this season. He also owns 28 Quality Starts against eight Really Bad Starts, not the kind of ratio one wants from their starter. Andersen has never faced the Avalanche before.
    Friday, 2:46 pm
  • Toronto demotes T.J. Brennan
    The Toronto Maple Leafs have sent T.J. Brennan to the minors.

    Advice: Brennan was summoned on March 12, but he didn't end up playing for the Maple Leafs. He has 37 points and 65 penalty minutes in 60 AHL games in 2014-15.
    Friday, 11:35 am
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson scores twice in 5-2 loss
    Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice, once on a remarkable double-tap in mid-air, in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Colorado.

    Advice: You need to go find a highlight of Ekman-Larsson's second goal. Simply put, he batted the puck twice out of the air, putting it in the second time as he glided away from the play. He also led all skaters with nine shots, and added three hits, and a block over 25:50 of ice time. With the goals Ekman-Larsson still only ranks 25th among defensemen with 35 points, but he leads all blue liners with 19 goals.
    Thursday, 10:20 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen posts big performance in win
    Kari Lehtonen allowed one goal on 32 shots to stymie the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night and lift the Stars to a 2-1 win.

    Advice: Lehtonen is finding his game right now, with five wins in his last six decisions. The veteran has not been very consistent this season, but has compiled a decent 30-14-10 record with a .906 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average.
    Thursday, 10:06 pm
  • TJ Brennan scratched vs. Sharks on Thursday
    TJ Brennan will be scratched against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

    Advice: Through three games with the Leafs this season, Brennan has not produced a point. He also has just a minor penalty, two hits, three blocks, and seven shots on goal. Through 43 career NHL games, the 25 year old has just four goals, 11 points, and little else to show for his efforts.
    Thursday, 4:24 pm
  • Jordan Eberle is on a six-game point streak
    Jordan Eberle recorded an assist in Edmonton's 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.

    Advice: Eberle is riding a six-game point streak. He has 19 goals and 56 points in 70 contests this season.
    Thursday, 6:42 am
  • Derek Roy stays hot in losing effort vs. CBJ
    Derek Roy scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss against Columbus on Wednesday.

    Advice: Roy has found the back of the net in three of his last four games. He has 10 markers and 28 points in 61 games in 2014-15.
    Thursday, 6:41 am
  • Brandon Dubinsky out (UBI) vs. EDM
    Brandon Dubinsky was a late scratch for Columbus due to an upper body injury on Wednesday versus Edmonton.

    Advice: It was reported earlier today that Dubinsky would be available but the news came out after the pregame skate just a few minutes before the game. Dubinsky was apparently hurt during a practice session on Tuesday.
    Wednesday, 7:12 pm
  • Brandon Dubinsky in the lineup Wednesday
    Brandon Dubinsky (undisclosed injury) will be in the Blue Jackets lineup Wednesday night in Edmonton.

    Advice: Good news for the Blue Jackets and fantasy owners as Dubinsky's injury will not cause him to miss any games. The Alaskan native has registered nine goals and 25 points with a plus nine rating and 37 penalty minutes in only 38 games played this season. If Dubinsky could avoid the injury bug, he would be a top 50 fantasy player, but something always seems to slow him down during the course of the year.
    Wednesday, 3:15 pm
  • Oilers recall Andrew Miller
    Andrew Miller has been summoned from the minors by Edmonton.

    Advice: He has produced 25 goals and 56 points in 58 games with Oklahoma City of the AHL this season. Miller will be in the lineup on Wednesday night because Luke Gazdic is ill and Matt Fraser has a concussion.
    Wednesday, 1:04 pm
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